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April Calendar of Events

April 1: New Jericho Children and Teen Choir Practice, 6 - 7:30 PM in the Lower
Auditorium


April 1: Momistry: a once a month meeting of New Jericho Choir mothers and any other mother for a time to be together for good conversation and to talk about how faith informs parenting, 6 - 7 :30 PM in the Education Building


April 2: Listening for the Soul caregivers meeting in the Coventry House, 6:30 PM


April 4: Joyful Noise Adult Choir rehearsal, 7:30 PM in the Lower Auditorium. All singers from 9th grade to adult are welcome!


April 7: Handbell Choir rehearsal, 9:30 AM


April 7: Sunday worship: Fifth Sunday in Lent with the Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper, 10:30 AM. Our First Sunday Brunch to follow worship in the Education Building. A free will offering will be taken to support the ministries of the church.


April 7: Garden State MOSAIC Interfaith Youth gathering closing ceremony at St. George Greek Orthodox Church, 3:30 - 6 PM


April 8: New Jericho Children and Teen Choir Practice, 6 - 7:30 PM in the Lower Auditorium


April 8: Consistory meeting, 7 PM in the Education Building


April 9: Dorcas Circle meeting at the New Monmouth Diner, 12 PM


April 11: Joyful Noise Adult Choir rehearsal, 7:30 PM in the Lower Auditorium. All singers from 9th grade to adult are welcome!


April 13: Loin of Pork fundraising dinner for the church in the Education Building, 5 - 7:30 PM. $15 per person. Please email middreform@gmail.com or call the church office 732-671-1786 to make your reservation.


April 14: Palm Sunday, 10:30 AM. Join us in worship as we remember Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem on his courageous way to the cross. A light lunch after worship sponsored by the Dorcas Circle.

April 14: Handbell Choir rehearsal, 9:30 AM in the Sanctuary


April 14: Confirmation Class, 12 PM in the Education Building


April 15: New Jericho Children and Teen Choir Practice, 6 - 7:30 PM in the Lower Auditorium


April 16: Listening for the Soul caregivers meeting in the Coventry House, 6:30 PM


Holy Week

Maundy Thursday, April 18, 7 PM: A joint worship with Faith Reformed Church of Hazlet remembering the Last Supper of Jesus and the Lord’s commandment, I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another (John 13.34), with the Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper and Hand Washing. 

Good Friday, April 19, 12 PM: The Lord is My Shepherd: A Service of Song on Psalm 23 for Good Friday. A worship journeying through the last hours of Jesus through Psalm 23 and New Testament readings.

Holy Saturday, April 20, 6 PM: A worship of quiet prayer and waiting as we reflect on what it must have been like for the disciples and Mary, the mother of Jesus, the day after his death. How did they remain in his love when they were so fearful?

Easter and the Resurrection of the Lord, April 21, 7 AM: Sunrise Service in the Meditation Garden (weather permitting) with a light breakfast to follow in the Education Building

Second Easter worship in the Sanctuary, April 21, 10:30 AM: A worship of celebration that Love could not be held in the grave. He is Risen! He is Risen, indeed! An Easter egg hunt for the children on the Great Lawn of the church will follow 10:30 worship.

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April 23 - 30: Pastor Trish on vacation


April 23: Bayshore Lunch Program volunteer opportunity, 10:30 AM - 2 PM


April 25: Joyful Noise Adult Choir rehearsal, 7:30 PM in the Lower Auditorium. All singers from 9th grade to adult are welcome!


April 27: A memorial service to remember and celebrate the life of Ruth Bova, 11 AM. A reception will follow in the Education Building.


April 28: Sunday worship: Second Sunday of Easter, 10:30 AM. Mark Poyner, guest preacher


April 28: Handbell Choir rehearsal, 12 PM in the Sanctuary 


April 29: New Jericho Children and Teen Choir Practice, 6 - 7:30 PM in the Lower Auditorium